Lower Mud River - Cabell County, West Virginia

Charles "Chuck" Niquette

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA), a Kentucky-based cultural resources management company, has openings for field technicians for an on-going Phase I archaeological survey in Cabell County, West Virginia. Experience in the middle and/or upper Ohio Valley is desirable.

Qualified candidates must have:

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field;
Completed an accredited archaeological field school;
A minimum of 6 months of archaeological field experience;
Experience conducting archaeological shovel probe survey. Stooping, bending and lifting are essential functions of this position;
Ability to work in inclement weather;
Basic ability to identify prehistoric & historic artifacts (not analysis);
Ability to work both individual and as part of a team; and
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

The project is active. Crews will work 8 hour days on a 10 days on and 4 days off schedule. Three (3) 10-day field sessions are expected. The hourly rate is $17.50 and per diem is $55.00 per day. Lodging and per diem are provided for all work days. CRA will provide the lodging, with each person having their own room.

Background Security Check

Successful candidates must pass a background security check completed by the lead federal agency.


Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, all project personnel will strictly adhere to CRA’s Pandemic Response Plan and COVID-19 Field Safety Plan while conducting fieldwork and in their off-time for the duration of the project. These documents can be provided upon request.
Candidates who meet the following criteria will not be eligible for employment with CRA at this time:
Tested positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of the start date for field work.
Staying with or caring for an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of the start date of fieldwork.
The following PPE will be provided by CRA in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Disposable latex/nitrile gloves
Disposable or re-useable face masks
Hand sanitizer or hand wipes
While not mandatory, everyone is encouraged to bring their own face masks, gloves, or hand sanitizer/hand wipes. Anyone who uses a re-usable face mask (their own or provided by CRA) is responsibility for sanitizing the face mask daily for the duration of the project.
Each day crew members are responsible for driving their own vehicles to the project area, which is approximately 10 miles from the hotel. Each crew member will also be individually responsible for excavating, screening and backfilling shovel probes – we will not be working in teams in order to keep appropriate social distancing. CRA will review the COVID-19 protocols with each crew member the morning of their first day of employment.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Mike Anslinger via email at manslinger@....

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